Donovan was a 4-year, 2-sport athlete (football and Track & Field) at Homewood-Flossmoor High school in Il, and went on to receive his degree in Sociology from Illinois State University in 2011. With very little Kinesiology/Exercise Science background, his natural understanding of the body through self-taught practices he began his training career at the age of 20. Donovan is competitor at heart. After graduating college, he trained and competed as a Raw Powerlifter and an amateur Strongman Competitor. In a short amount of time, he set multiple Powerlifting records in the State of Illinois across multiple federations, won multiple National Championships, a World Championship, has been nationally ranked in the 181 weight class and qualified for the North American Strongman competition.
Donovan is a Personal Trainer unlike you’ve ever experienced. His passion and focus on your goals with his “edutainment” style will keep you interested and coming back for more training sessions. Despite the statistics that most trainers don’t last beyond 5 years in this field, Donovan has devoted his time and energy into perfecting his craft for nearly a decade. Donovan put’s the “Personal” in Personal Training. While some trainers look at their clients as a dollar per hour figure, he truly listens and wants understand you as a person first and foremost. Donovan has the natural ability to connect with his clients in a way that is unlike what most people might experience with their trainers. He truly cares about his clients and wants to see them succeed not just in the gym, but in all aspects of life as everything is connected; the home life, work, social, and health.
“Your goals become my obsession; everyone that walks through the door and asks for my training expertise will get the very best of me. However, I also require that my clients give me their very best every session. I don’t look for those who want the same easy workout everyone is doing. I feel if you’re doing the same thing that EVERYONE ELSE is, you’re probably doing something wrong; the best training program is the one you’re not on. Strength and nutrition go hand in hand. No matter what your goals are, you have to train hard (and smart) and have the nutrition to meet the demands. You can’t out train a bad diet and you certainly can’t expect your body to change if you don’t challenge it. My job is to make people stronger; and as a result of your hard work, you start to feel, sleep, and function better on a daily basis, and you’ll ultimately look better naked.
~ Donovan Muldrow